Flexography is known for a quick production process. The moderate time it takes to set-up the machine is well-compensated by the fast production speeds therefore more tailored towards the medium to large run sizes.There is low operational cost involved. Ink costs & material costs are relatively low, with no special coatings required.
Despite the cost of the plates, the long-term price per unit printed is consistently low compared to other mainstream printing methods and only moderately higher on low volumes compared to Digital offerings. Conventional ink costs are relatively low compared to Digital Inks.